World Cup goal scorer Jack Grealish has won thousands of fans across the world for his unique football talent.
The Solihull-born player has become a celebrity in addition to his sporting achievements, being a Gucci ambassador and heading up sports brands - while winning hearts with his devotion to fans, most recently performing a “waggle dance” for a young boy called Finlay who, like his sister Holly, has cerebral palsy.
Now a 25 year-old fitness coach from Norfolk has told how he keeps getting mistaken for Grealish - and he quite enjoys it! Liam Wilson said he started to realise people were comparing him to the England and Manchester City Football player - and former Aston Villa skipper - after the success of the men’s team at the UEFA Euro 2020, held in 2021.
The fitness coach has since found himself bombarded with requests for photos and people double taking when they see him. Liam finds the likeness “funny” and likes “playing along". He said: “I’ve always had my hair similar to how Jack has his hair.
“People started to mistake us when he became more well known in the football world. I quite enjoy it. I get kids running up to me on asking if I’m Jack Grealish.
“People in restaurants seem to be nicer to me when they think I’m him. My girlfriend hates it. I’m just myself but I look like Jack Grealish. If I can put a smile on someone’s face then that’s great.”
Liam finds himself being mistake for the football star on a daily basis. “I’ve been at a football game when Jack was playing Norwich and people thought I was him when they spotted me in the crowd,” he said.
“I don’t see the resemblance myself really but in some photos and angles I can see the similarities. I had a photo taken at length and it really looked like him.
“My girlfriend didn’t really notice the similarities and she finds it cringy when I’m mistaken for him. I’m always asked for photos and I just find it funny and like to play along with it.
“But I don’t brag about it. It’s just one of those things. I’m thinking of getting a Man city training kit and walking around town in it when the world cup kicks off to see the reaction. Jack will be in Qatar but it would be funny to see what people think.”